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Room on the Broom
By Tall Stories Theatre Co. London, England
Musical based on the book
By Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2 PM
Best for Pre K – 3rd Grade
The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow, and wand. A helpful dog, bird, and frog find the witch’s lost things and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick is not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Join us on this wild adventure!
This musical adaptation will celebrate friendship, the fall season, and the wonderful world that author Julia Donaldson has created.
Peter and the Wolf
by Lionheart Youth Theatre – World Premiere
Featuring Austin’s own MOTHER FALCON!
Stateside at the Paramount
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7 PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Best for 3rd – 8th Grade
The world premiere of Lionheart Youth Theatre’s adaptation of Peter and the Wolf. Join us for this modern adaptation of the original tale, with captivating, large-scale puppetry set to a new musical score written and performed by Mother Falcon, one of Austin’s most talked about bands recently described by NPR Music as “sweepingly majestic.” An adaptation written and directed by celebrated puppeteer, Caroline Reck of Glass Half Full Theatre. Produced by Emily Marks.
A new take on a classic tale that is uniquely Austin – not to be missed!
Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play!
A Kennedy Center Commission
based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Script and lyrics by Mo Willems
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2 PM
Best for Pre K – 2nd Grade
Elephant Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else?) a piggie: perky, smiley, full of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends! In We Are in a Play!, a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense–facing fundamental questions like, What do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? How can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action. So get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of your favorite books. You’ll be doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!
Peter Rabbit Tales
by Enchantment Theatre Company
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2 PM
Best for Pre K – 3rd Grade
In celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday anniversary, Enchantment Theatre, in collaboration with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK, brings her captivating stories to life. Using fantastic masks, dance, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music, the magical, marvelous world of Beatrix Potter comes alive on stage!
Beatrix Potter created an instant classic with the little blue-coated rabbit that we recognize as both boy and rabbit, wild and civilized, and who has become an icon of childhood since he first hopped out of the pages of a story book and into children’s hearts. Now Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to collaborate with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK to present the authorized theatrical version of Peter Rabbit Tales!